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RC271
Chemotherapy, Dental and Teeth, Eyes, Mucositis, Esophageal, Oral, Gastrointestinal, Drugs



Cancer Therapy Issues - Mucositis Oral, Esophageal, Eye and Gastrointestinal Problems and Solutions
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RC271.E390.1 - Smile: Protect Your Mouth
Rosemary Elliott-Snow, RDH
It is very important that the oncology and dental teams work together to maintain optimal health before, during and following therapy. Preexisting or undetected oral disease may cause more complication in your overall health.
http://www.cancersupportivecare.com/dental.html
Link added 2006-05-21; reviewed 2008-09-27
RC271.R68.1 - Introduction to Mucositis - Oral, Esophageal and Gastrointestinal Problems and Solutions
Ernest H Rosenbaum, MD, Sol Silverman, MA, DDS, Bernadette Festa, MS, RD, Isadora R. Rosenbaum, MA, Julie Matel, MS, RD, Rosemary Elliott-Snow, RDH, and Robert J. Ignoffo, PharmD
http://www.cancersupportivecare.com/mucositis.html
Link added 2006-02-02; reviewed 2008-09-27
RC271.R68.2 - Mucositis: Chemotherapy Problems and Solutions
Ernest H Rosenbaum, MD, Sol Silverman, MA, DDS, Bernadette Festa, MS, RD, Isadora R. Rosenbaum, M.A., Julie Matel, MS, RD, Rosemary Elliott-Snow, RDH, and Robert J. Ignoffo, Pharm D
Cancer therapy or cancer itself may cause changes in your body chemistry that result in a loss of appetite. Pain, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea or a sore or dry mouth may make eating difficult and cause loss of interest in food. Ideally, the physician, nurse or a registered dietitian should be working with the oncologist and yourself.
http://www.cancersupportivecare.com/drug.php
Link added 2006-05-21; reviewed 2008-09-27
RC271.R68.3 - Mucositis: Esophageal and Gastrointestinal Problems and Solutions
Ernest H Rosenbaum, MD, Sol Silverman, MA, DDS, Bernadette Festa, MS, RD, Isadora R. Rosenbaum, M.A., Julie Matel, MS, RD, Rosemary Elliott-Snow, RDH, and Robert J. Ignoffo, Pharm D
A normal high-protein, high-calorie diet with supplements as needed will help your sore mouth or tongue heal faster. Drinking lots of fluids will also help with healing as well as making your mouth sores more comfortable
http://www.cancersupportivecare.com/gastro.php
Link added 2006-02-02; reviewed 2008-09-27
RC271.R68.4 - Mucositis: Oral Problems and Solutions
Ernest H Rosenbaum, MD, Sol Silverman, MA, DDS, Bernadette Festa, MS, RD, Isadora R. Rosenbaum, MA, Julie Matel, MS, RD, Rosemary Elliott-Snow, RDH, and Robert J. Ignoffo, PharmD
Adequate nutrition can be challenging for patients with cancer. Physical problems may interfere with food intake and proper nutrition. Patients with mouth or throat pain can interfere with chewing and compound difficulties in swallowing. Tooth and gum disease further complicate the problem. A resultant weight loss tends to weakness, inactivity, discouragement, further anorexia, and susceptibility to infection.
http://www.cancersupportivecare.com/oral.php
Link added 2006-02-02; reviewed 2008-09-27
RC271.R68.5 - Mucositis and Targeted Therapies
Ernest H Rosenbaum, MD
New patient toxicities occur when targeted therapies usually monoclonal antibodies or small molecules such as tyrosine kinase inhibitors are given in conjunction with more traditional chemotherapy drugs. Mucosal injury can be a combination of either or both with mouth ulcers and diarrhea prominent.
http://www.cancersupportivecare.com/target.html
Link added 2008-09-27;
RC271.R68.6 - Vision and Hearing Comorbidities
Ernest H Rosenbaum, MD
Eye and Hearing problems from chemotherapy, radiation, hormonal, and bisphosphonate therapy may include; damaged inner ear sound perception, vertigo, dizziness, cataracts, blurry vision, impaired night vision, light sensitivity, dry or watery eyes and pain. Get your eyes and hearing checked.
http://www.cancersupportivecare.com/Survivorship/eareye.html
Link added 2009-11-08;
RC271.R68.7 - Vision and Hearing Comorbidities
Ernest H Rosenbaum, MD
Eye and Hearing problems from chemotherapy, radiation, hormonal, and bisphosphonate therapy may include; damaged inner ear sound perception, vertigo, dizziness, cataracts, blurry vision, impaired night vision, light sensitivity, dry or watery eyes and pain. Get your eyes and hearing checked.
http://www.cancerlynx.com/eareye.html
Link added 2009-11-08;
RC271.R68.8 - Dental Health and Cancer Survivors
Ernest H Rosenbaum, MD
Dental health during and after cancer therapy is important. Common infections of the teeth and gums may become dangerous health hazards. Radiation, high-dose chemotherapy, bone marrow transplant and medications affect parts of the body not directly associated with the specific disease. Treatment may cause ulcerations, pain and injury to the mouth.
http://www.cancersupportivecare.com/Survivorship/mouth.html
Link added 2009-11-07;
RC271.S354.1 - Handout Mucositis: Problems and Solutions - page 1
Julie Schwenka, PharmD, Ernest H. Rosenbaum, MD, Alexandra Andrews, Charles M. Dollbaum, MD, PhD and Robert J. Ignoffo, PharmD
It is important to know who is at risk of mucositis and to prevent complications to help improve quality of life and maximize your therapy. These risk factors include radiation to the head and neck, high dose chemotherapy, bone marrow transplantation, certain single agent anti-cancer drugs or a combination of these. Symptoms of mucositis should be treated as soon as they appear. It is important to be educated about proper nutrition and oral hygiene to help prevent or lessen these symptoms. Once you are aware of proper nutrition, you will be able to maintain adequate hydration, maintain your immunity and help prevent nausea as well as protecting your teeth
http://www.cancersupportivecare.com/mucositispage1.pdf
Link added 2006-05-21; reviewed 2008-09-27
RC271.S354.2 - Handout Mucositis: Problems and Solutions - page 2
Julie Schwenka, PharmD, Ernest H. Rosenbaum, MD, Alexandra Andrews, Charles M. Dollbaum, MD, PhD and Robert J. Ignoffo, PharmD
It is important to know who is at risk of mucositis and to prevent complications to help improve quality of life and maximize your therapy. These risk factors include radiation to the head and neck, high dose chemotherapy, bone marrow transplantation, certain single agent anti-cancer drugs or a combination of these. Symptoms of mucositis should be treated as soon as they appear. It is important to be educated about proper nutrition and oral hygiene to help prevent or lessen these symptoms. Once you are aware of proper nutrition, you will be able to maintain adequate hydration, maintain your immunity and help prevent nausea as well as protecting your teeth
http://www.cancersupportivecare.com/mucositispage2.pdf
Link added 2006-05-21; reviewed 2008-09-27
RC271.S354.3 - Handout Mucositis: Problems and Solutions
Julie Schwenka, PharmD, Ernest H. Rosenbaum, MD, Alexandra Andrews, Charles M. Dollbaum, MD, PhD and Robert J. Ignoffo, PharmD
It is important to know who is at risk of mucositis and to prevent complications to help improve quality of life and maximize your therapy. These risk factors include radiation to the head and neck, high dose chemotherapy, bone marrow transplantation, certain single agent anti-cancer drugs or a combination of these. Symptoms of mucositis should be treated as soon as they appear. It is important to be educated about proper nutrition and oral hygiene to help prevent or lessen these symptoms. Once you are aware of proper nutrition, you will be able to maintain adequate hydration, maintain your immunity and help prevent nausea as well as protecting your teeth
http://www.cancersupportivecare.com/mucositishandout.php
Link added 2006-05-21; reviewed 2008-09-27


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First appeared May 21, 2006; updated June 16, 2011